PhD Student (f/m/d) with MSc in Biochemistry, Biology or Related Fields
Reference No.: PS 2022/3
The Macromolecular Crystallography (MX) group at the HZB is operating and
developing three beamlines for MX at the BESSY II storage ring for the
national and international user community.
In addition, we are actively pursuing research projects in several areas of
structural biology. A particular focus is laid upon high-throughput
crystallography and compound screening.
In the NECESSITY project, we will investigate a broad number of interesting
compounds on the MX beamlines and identify those that could inhibit the main
protease of SARS-CoV-2 together with researchers from the Med. University
Innsbruck and Palacký University Olomouc. As a PhD student in our team, you
will be significantly involved in our research.
You perform crystallographic fragment-screening.
You develop fragment-screening as a viable user experiment.
You utilise fragment-screening to develop compounds which inhibit the main
protease of SARS-CoV-2.
You optimise initial hits to strong binders and inhibitors.
MSc in Biochemistry, Biology, or related fields
Experience in molecular biology techniques
Experience in protein purification techniques
Expertise in carrying out fragment-screening experiments
Experience diffraction data collection and data handling
Your benefits at HZB
A job at one of the 18 Helmholtz centres,
Work in the research environment of the science metropolis Berlin,
Work-life balance through flexible working times, mobile working and
consulting offices for work-life matters,
Health management and company sports programmes,
Financial support for public transport (Jobticket),
Continuing education opportunities,
30 days paid leave,
A company pension scheme,
And a team that looks forward to working with you!
Fixed term contract for 36 months. The salary is based on the Collective
Agreement for the German Public Service (TVöD-Bund).
How to apply
We look forward to receiving your application via our application management
system by 15.02.2022. For reasons of data protection regulations, we are
unfortunately unable to consider applications that reach us by email or by
mail in the application process.
We strive to increase the proportion of female employees and are therefore
particularly pleased to receive applications from women. Disabled applicants
with equal aptitude are given preference.
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